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Smell and the City in the New York Times and New Scientist

Image by Tim Enthoven © New York Times 2014  As the weather has warmed up and those smell molecules are bouncing around and increasingly tickling our trigeminal nerves, stimulating our … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

Guest Blog: SCENTS OF A LANDSCAPE – Liverpool L3 Smells

Princes Parade Pier © Kerry Morrison Last week I had the great honour of presenting at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Sensing Place Symposium, and heard about the fascinating work being conducted by … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

The stories and meanings of smells? Petrol, chip shops and Playdoh

I was recently sent a list of eleven different smells by a journalist and asked to comments on the meanings of these. Although this isn’t an exact science, each of … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

Five Top Tips for Smellwalking

All images by Steve Hill Photography If you don’t read the papers on a regular basis, or are reading this from outside the UK, then in all likelihood you haven’t seen … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Sensing Spaces Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts – Join me there for London Smellwalk & Talk (21 March 2014)

The Royal Academy of Arts at Piccadilly, London has a long established reputation for its collections and exhibitions but the current exhibition entitled ‘Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined’ offers a different … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Smell and Memory: An invitation to deposit your smell stories into archive

Smell, we know, has a special link with memory. Marcel Proust’s account of his memories of eating Madeleines dipped in tea as a child is perhaps the most famous and … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Call for Contributions from Professionals, Academics and Practitioners: CREATING WITH SMELL (BOOK)

Image: Smoke Cloud © Peter De Cupere CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS FROM PROFESSIONALS, ACADEMICS AND PRACTITIONERS: BOOK CHAPTERS, CASE STUDIES & SUGGESTIONS  DESIGNING WITH SMELL: A BOOK ON THE PRACTICES, TECHNIQUES … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

An inspiring visit to Canada Part 3/3: Sensing Whistler, Vancouver and Toronto

Warm air vents, Toronto © Victoria Henshaw And so to my final (slightly delayed, apologies folks) update on my recent visit to Canada and to turn attention not to the … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Event: Human City: A Place to Sense (Manchester 5 March 2014)

Next month, the Academy of Urbanism, RIBA North West, The Urban Design Group and the RTPI are joining forces in organising a series of events open to all and focussing … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Design Dimension on BBC Radio 4 – Design & Desire through Smellwalking (link to article and images by Kate McLean)

Smellsketch Bloomsbury by Kate McLean, image ©Hana Walker-Brown Last week sensory designer Kate McLean and I featured as part of the first of a new four-part series on BBC Radio 4 ‘The Design … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · 1 Comment